During my recent visit to NH I found some great deals at a local Thrift Store. One such deal was this old cane bench for $5! I know a lot of readers don’t like to paint old pieces, but I wouldn’t have bought it otherwise as it was not my style. But it was a good solid piece. Here is the before:
This was a project I started & had to put on hold until Graduation was over. Both of these items were roadside finds. The chair was in need of a paint job desperately. It had graffiti all over it with words beginning with F-certainly not something we want to showcase for the kiddos, lol. I gave both a good cleaning & painted the chair black. I love the stainless legs & left them as is. It needed something though, so I decided to stencil numbers almost like a subway art. Love it!
My Dad built me a picnic table last year and it was in dire need of painting. It sits under trees and needed a pick me up. Here is the before picture:
My Dad dropped an old dresser mirror door off that he found. It was your typical oak in great shape. I knew immediately I wanted it as a Welcome board for the front porch. I will decorate it for the different seasons and occasions. I can’t wait to show you my idea for Amanda’s graduation. Anyway, I gave the mirror a primer and 3 coats of chalkboard paint. I used Annie Sloan old white for the frame and really distressed it as I love that look. Then I used different color chalk for the Art. So much brighter than just white.
My daughter is graduating in a couple of months and I am freshening the house up with little projects and Spring cleaning for her party. I previously painted my kitchen table and chairs with Annie Sloan Old White and wanted to step it up a notch with a grain sack stripe. I’m incorporating more black/wrought iron into the kitchen so used black paint. Just taped off the stripes I wanted, very quick process. I did the table, 4 chairs & 3 bar stools in 2 hours. Linking to:
I scored two wine crates from a friend who works at a liquor store. I guess they are hard to come by. I also found two burlap sacks with cool graphics on them for $6! I’m going to pick up some casters for the bottom so we can move it around. This is one of my favorite things I’ve made, well until my next favorite! Happy Saturday!
Pepe cut a board to fit the top and I simply wrapped the burlap to size around the board. I was going to leave it resting on top so I could “store” stuff in there, but honestly the more places I have the more stuff I keep, so I used a staple gun to attach the burlap then wood glue to seal it to the crate.
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I have a stash of old windows in my garage that my Dad, aka Pepe, picked up for me for free, score! Love when that happens. While I tend to like the 6 or 9 pane windows the best, I have some double ones that were perfect for what I had in mind. I painted one side in chalkboard paint and added the Menu graphic from The Graphics Fairy. I used the chalk method to transfer it, which is basically just covering the back of the printed image with chalk, then traced it onto the board with a pen and filled it in with a paint pen. Very simple process. I then covered a piece of cork board with beautiful fabric from Stampin’ Up! to make a french memo board with SU ribbon as well. I added a little burlap to the ends as it was a little short, then added a handle to the front for padded dimension. I thought the memo board would be perfect to place recipes on, or you can even add pictures, reminder notes, etc. I may put some hooks on the bottom for keys. It’s a perfect message center.
I had a day to myself, which is rare and was on the hunt for a bookcase for my son’s room and thought I’d hit some local thrift stores to see what I could find. As is normally the case, I end up finding all kinds of things for great prices. One find was this table for $10!
It was solid, had cool legs and when I saw it I immediately wanted to paint it in stripes. Luckily I just received some sample sizes of Annie Sloan in Old White and Chateau Grey.
I purchased a few jars of Junkie Paint from Candace at Vintage News Junkie and just wanted to share how much I loved this paint! I have used Annie Sloan chalk paint in the past and while I love that as well, the cost makes it difficult to afford my hobby of refinishing furniture. Check out Vintage News Junkie for more info on this paint. My dad picked up this awesome coffee table for me. I neglected to take a before pic but it was a dark cherry wood. I love the legs and beautiful medallion. I gave it a couple coats of Junkie Paint and used a minwax finishing wax. I did distress some areas and love the smooth finish. I also have a beautiful lilac color that I can’t wait to use!